For the first time I know what it is to eat. I have gained four pounds. I get frantically hungry, and the food I eat gives me a lingering pleasure. I never ate before in this deep carnal way… I want to bite into life and to be torn by it.–Anaïs Nin (1903 – 1977)
The daughter of Spanish composer Joaquin Nin, Anaïs Nin is most known for her diaries but she is also the author of numerous novels, poems and erotic short stories which were published after her death. In 1974 she was elected into the National Institute of Arts and Letters.